The Verruckt water slide to finally be torn down, two years after the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab

July 12, 2018 - 4:13 pm
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Kansas City, KS - The Verruckt water slide at the Schlitterbahn water park in KCK is scheduled to finally be torn down, two years after it was permanently closed following the death of a 10-year-old boy.

The slide has remained in place due to ongoing legal and criminal investigations.

In court today all parties agree #Schlitterbahn attraction #Verruckt to be torn down sometime after Labor Day. 10-year-old #CalebSchwab died while riding the water slide in 2016. The creators of the slide are charged with 2nd degree murder. The park owner, manslaughter. @fox4kc pic.twitter.com/5NHj1gbrRF

— Sherae Honeycutt (@sheraehoneycutt) July 12, 2018

An attorney with the Schlitterbahn park said that the company will begin to tear the slide down after Labor Day and that it should take about three weeks to finish the deconstruction. 

Multiple charges have been brought against the park, the company's owner, and the designers of the ride including second degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Caleb Schwab in August of 2016.

 

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